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Merc and East Bay members hold second combined session with DFM

Guild negotiators from the BANG-East Bay and San Jose Mercury News met with Digital First Media management in a joint session to discuss the company’s proposed consolidation of the two bargaining units.

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Guild negotiators say: Show us the money!

Guild bargainers and PD management narrowed their differences on a new contract and reached new tentative agreements Thursday.

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Tentative agreement reached at Sac Bee, McClatchy Editorial Production Center

Guild and McClatchy negotiators emerged from day-long discussions Tuesday, Dec. 15 with a tentative agreement on a new 3-year contract that boosts advertising commissions, offers modest newsroom pays raises, preserves the newsroom morning shift bonus and ensures company car fleet for the life of the agreement. After two gentle bargaining sessions, the room was decidedly tenser Tuesday afternoon …

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Guild-DFM talks shift to proposed new operations scheme

DFM management proposed to merge the separate San Jose and East Bay Guild bargaining units under one consolidated contract that would include all digital employees, who are not currently represented by the Guild.

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Tanner Stinchfield, Shannon Morris, Britt Lollis and Jessica Mironov began negotiations with St. Giles management in the Guild offices on Friday.

ESL teachers bargain for prep time and a health plan

St. Giles’ first full proposal includes language on teacher definitions, vacation and sick pay, different options for health plans and the acknowledgement that teachers work more than the hours they are scheduled

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Press Democrat members seek modest gains; owners want more give-backs

Management offered a contract with no guaranteed pay increases, instead asking the union to accept what non-union employees would get, and to tie any increases to performance reviews. It also sought to raise the employee share of health costs, take away a week of sick leave accrual and eliminate the no-layoff guarantee. The union’s proposals include wage increases, higher employer contributions to the 401K, continuation of no-layoff provisions and enhanced work-life benefits.

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McClatchy seeks aggressive commission plan in push for digital sales

A management proposal to overhaul the advertising commission promises to be the key issue as contract negotiations between the Sacramento Bee management and Pacific Media Workers Guild opened Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the paper’s 21st Street office.

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MCH-Votes 2014

Calling all nominations for Local and unit leadership

Calling all nominations for Local and unit leadership! Nominations close during the General Membership meeting on Nov. 21.

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Mercury bargaining emphasizes interests in economic gains, quality journalism.

October 9, 2015 The San Jose Mercury Guild bargaining committee met again Friday with company representatives in our continued contract talks. Our short-term contract extension expired Sept. 30 but all terms remain in place while we negotiate. The Guild presented the specifics of our economic proposal, which we introduced in …

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MCH-Votes 2014

Guild leadership nominations open Oct. 17

It’s time to start thinking about who you’d like to nominate for our Local 39521 executive board and unit leadership positions.

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